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The Trans Siberian Railway Travels One Third
Of The Way Around The World, But Is It
The World’s Greatest Railway Journey?

trans siberian railway travel

A Trans Siberian Railway tour is a trip you will never forget and is certainly one of the world’s greatest railway journey's (if not the greatest). You'll experience different cultures and scenic landscapes as you travel the old- fashioned way on the world famous Trans Siberian Railway from St. Petersburg to Vladivostok, or on to Beijing, or Japan.

By the time your train arrives in Vladivostok you will have passed through eight time zones and traveled one third of the way around the world (over 6,000 miles) on your Trans-Siberian Railway tour.

trans siberian rail tour

There are several different options to be aware of when booking your Trans Siberian Railway tour.
Here are some popular options:

Trans-Siberian Railway Tours

  • Moscow - Ekaterinburg - Novosibirsk - Irkutsk - Khabarovsk - Vladivostok
  • Moscow-Vladivostok Trans-Siberian, without St Petersburg
  • Moscow-Vladivostok Trans-Siberian, with St Petersburg
  • Vladivostok-Moscow Trans-Siberian, without St Petersburg
  • Vladivostok-Moscow Trans-Siberian, with St Petersburg

Rather than just take one long rail tour you might want to tour cities on the route like Khabarovsk, Irkutsk, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk and Ekaterinburg. Tours are often designed to include interesting places along Trans Siberian Railway such as Baikal where you'll see the deepest fresh water lake in the world. Tours vary in cost depending on the number of stops.

Your Trans Siberian railway experience will change depending on the time of year you travel. September can be a good month to travel, because it is just outside the peak season so you might get a cheap deal. It should still be reasonably warm.

Trans Siberian Railway Tour Tips

On board the Trans Siberian Railway there is not a lot of space in your compartment, so plan your luggage carefully.

There can be a high demand for tickets so it is recommended to purchase tickets or tour bookings before you leave home.

Arrange your trans siberian train tickets, passport visas and hotel accommodation through a specialist travel agency or tour company a few months before you travel. Make sure all your paper work is in order to avoid delays or problems with local authorities.

Related Rail Tours:

Trans Mongolian Railway

  • Moscow - Ekaterinburg - Novosibirsk - Irkutsk - Ulan-Ude - Ulaan-Baatar - Beijing
  • Moscow-Beijing Trans-Mongolian, without St Petersburg
  • Moscow-Beijing Trans-Mongolian, with St Petersburg
  • Beijing-Moscow Trans-Mongolian, without St Petersburg
  • Beijing-Moscow Trans-Mongolian, with St Petersburg

Trans Manchurian Railway

  • Moscow - Ekaterinburg - Novosibirsk - Irkutsk - Kharbin - Beijing
  • Moscow-Beijing Trans-Manchurian, without St Petersburg
  • Moscow-Beijing Trans-Manchurian, with St Petersburg
  • Beijing-Moscow Trans-Manchurian, without St Petersburg
  • Beijing-Moscow Trans-Manchurian, with St Petersburg

Here are 9 top rail excursions and vacation destinations to get you started (there are many more) :

1. Trans Siberian railway tours

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4. USA Coast to Coast

5.  Canadian Rockies and a journey on the Rocky Mountaineer

6.  Australia & the Ghan Luxury Train

7.  Discovering Japan by train

8.  London to Jordan, by rail

9. China by High Speed rail

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